A Severe Mercy - The Deathly Snows Summary & Analysis

Sheldon Vanauken
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The Deathly Snows Summary and Analysis

The following morning Van calls and sends letters and telegrams to their Christian friends, telling them the news and asking for prayers. He resolves that he will be Davy's strength until the end, completely devoted to her happiness and comfort. Then he sets off to the hospital to tell her.

He remembers the previous July when Davy had been sick and asked God for one more year to invest in the college group. He granted her request, a happy and energetic year exactly before her sickness returned. He thinks of the dreams that call him away from engaging in the faith with her, his islands in the West, and offers them up to God wholly, for Davy's good in living or dying. He reckons it is the most self-sacrificing moment of his life. A rainbow accompanies him...

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